Stewart Systems holds an STC for a fabric covering process and manufactures all of the related products. This system is unique in the industry as it is waterborne/water based and is non hazardous. Our system has been in use since 1995 and has a loyal following. We manufacture these products on site

General Manager- Up to 100K/yr- Relocation Available

Stewart Systems • 
Johnstown, Ohio, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Stewart Systems holds an STC for a fabric covering process and manufactures all of the related products. This system is unique in the industry as it is waterborne/water based and is non hazardous. Our system has been in use since 1995 and has a loyal following. We manufacture these products on site and sell both wholesale and retail to the public. We are located on a private grass runway in rural central Ohio.

Also located on this field is our sister company Heavenbound Aviation. Heavenbound Aviation is the US Distributor for Aeroprakt Aircraft. Heavenbound also offers flight training as well as aircraft maintenance. While this position is primarily involving Stewart Systems, there will be some responsibilities related to Heavenbound Aviation as well.

Heavenbound Aviation website: www.heavenboundaviation.com
Aeroprakt Aircraft USA website: www.aeropraktusa.com

What you will be doing:

  • Learn our fabric covering and paint process.
    • Work with customers to quote materials for projects
    • Answer basic tech questions
    • Monitor social media and forums and interact with customers
    • Create new content and creative ideas for increasing our market share
    • Work with our web designer to keep website up to date
    • Attend and work booth at Sun N Fun, Oshkosh, and Alaska Airmen shows
  • Management
    • Oversee sales, production, and shipping personnel and procedures
    • Manage purchasing and inventory
    • Responsible for bookkeeping tasks
    • Downloading and entering transactions
    • Entering and paying bills
    • Reconciling accounts
    • Generating financial reports
    • Filing sales tax
    • Working with an accountant to file various taxes
    • Payroll is outsourced, but some input is required
    • Misc tasks such as shipping claims, warranty claims, etc.
  • Other occasional tasks may include:
    • Evaluating and updating technical writing such as instructions and labels
    • Working with the FAA to update data and certifications as technology changes
    • Troubleshooting problems with products or procedures
    • Testing and experimenting with new products and procedures

Pay and benefits: This position will be salary and can range from $60-100K or more including bonuses. Pay will be based on qualifications and raises and bonuses based on performance. Health insurance, paid holidays and vacation and 401K with match are included. Flight training, discounted aircraft rental and experience toward A&P may be considered. If relocation is required, please inquire about assistance.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, good with people, and one who enjoys a good challenge and variety. Professionalism and integrity are critical. Excellent customer service skills are vital.

The skills and/or experience we are looking for are:

  • Business management experience and/or education.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping
  • Experience with Quickbooks
  • Ability to manage employees
  • Experience in the general aviation market. (Experience in the jet world is of little value here.)
  • An A&P rating would be preferred but is not essential.
  • Mechanical aptitude is important
  • Familiarity with GA aircraft, especially vintage
  • A pilot rating is also an asset, but not required
  • Familiarity with FAA regs and process
  • Marketing Skills:
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms and youtube
  • Creativity to create new content
  • Ability to interact with public and customers online with professionalism

We are looking for someone who will make this a long term career and grow with us. There is unlimited potential to grow in this market as well as expand into other aspects of aviation as opportunities come along. If you are looking at this opportunity as a stepping stone to something else, please do not apply. We are looking for a person that has a passion for general aviation and the energy to help us grow and adapt to an ever changing market for the long term.

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